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Well, well, to all I want to say that this passage (Sydney to Auckland) onboard Maiden, was and still is, as I am writing now (still few hours to go before docking) an incredible epic experience for me! There are a few things that you want to do in life and also few things that you believe in; jumping on Maiden last week was the reunion of it all for me. Surrounded by women sailors with passion in the eyes,

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Meet Maiden’s Milebuilders!

We also have three new milebuilders onboard Maiden from Sydney to Auckland. Let’s get to know them! KATE PALFREY (UK) Kate (or Mrs G to her school children) is passionate about sailing and passionate about education, the education of girls in particular. She is Deputy Head teacher at St Swithun’s Prep School, Winchester. A school with the values of Grit, Gratitude and Generosity and which embraces all that the Maiden Factor stands so much so that is has chosen the

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19/04/2019 Hi all! There’ll be a few people reading this blog who are just as surprised as me to see me on Maiden sailing to Sydney with 6 professional sailors, but sometimes in life, the wind changes in an unexpected direction (see what I did there?!) and provides you with opportunities that you must take; once-in-lifetime experiences. Two weeks ago, my partner, Simon was helping Maiden out with some of their stopover maintenance in Freo, and then suddenly he had

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Maiden Arrives In Fremantle

Maiden has arrived in Fremantle! However it wasn’t the smooth arrival as expected, and The Maiden Factor team are very grateful to all those who have provided support over the last day. At 1900hrs AWST (1100hrs GMT) Maiden called to say they had a suspected fire in the engine bay causing total power loss. Consequently, they shut down the engine and needed a tow. Skipper Wendy Tuck and crew were all safe and well. The crew arrived at the Fremantle

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BLOG POST BY IONA TAYLOR 29/03/19 So, we are day 23 of the Indian ocean! I bet on a 20-day trip and with another 190 nautical miles to run… I think I’m losing that one! It’s been a tough few days on board Maiden, with winds continuously 20-30 knots and peaking overnight last night at 30-40 knots. Our current plan is to beat further inshore to pick up some lighter breeze and current to pick up pace into Fremantle. We

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